News & Updates

Canada to admit nearly 1 million immigrants over next 3 years

(November 13, 2017, posted in Immigration)

Canada will welcome nearly one million immigrants over the next three years, according to the multi-year strategy tabled by the Liberal government today in what it calls "the most ambitious immigration levels in recent history."

The number of economic migrants, family reunifications and refugees will climb to 310,000 in 2018, up from 300,000 this year. That number will rise to 330,000 in 2019 then... read more.

Surrey beats Vancouver in list of Top 10 cities in B.C. to invest in real estate

(November 13, 2017, posted in Real Estate)

The Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) has released its new list of Top 10 cities in B.C. to buy real estate in the next five years.

Surrey tops the list, with Vancouver coming in 10th place.

Abbotsford comes second to Surrey, and the rest following are: New Westminster, Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna, Chilliwack, the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody), and Burnaby in ninth place... read more.

Canada’s job growth blows past expectations

(November 09, 2016, posted in Economy)

OTTAWA — If there’s a pattern developing in Canada’s economy, it looks more patchwork than anything by design.

While we have seen three consecutive monthly gains in employment, many of the jobs have been part-time positions that could fall off at any time. And despite some bright spots in the overall trade outlook, exports still appear raggedy.

Friday’s figures for both sectors fit the scenario of s... read more.

10 real estate trends to watch

(November 07, 2015, posted in Real Estate)

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recently jointly released their Emerging Trends in Real Estate report.

The annual report identifies what investors should look out for in the Canadian and American real estate markets over the following year, drawing on a vast number of sources. ULI, a nonprofit and research organization, and PwC, the global advisory firm, publish the... read more.

Fraser Valley June Home Sales Up 41%

(July 06, 2015, posted in Real Estate)

Sales in the Fraser Valley in June were the highest for that month since 2005 and ranked as the fourth busiest month ever for MLS sales in the region, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board announced July 3.           

The 2,103 residential sales were a year-over-year increase of 40.9 per cent compared with June of last year, and a rise of 20.7 per cent compared with May.   

After several months of contractions, the... read more.